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La Sirene UWS

4.5
764 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Welcome to La Sirène UWS! Our new beautiful location is open at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 80th Street. Since May 2007, La Sirène remains an authentic French bistro that is a great place for a date or a nice family dinner. The restaurant style is French Semi Gastronomy, or 'casual fine dining.'

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 764 people are saying
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Nymaine
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful service and excellent food

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vipJMreview
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific!

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StuartL
Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's always good. We ate outdoors and the heatlamps practically touched our foreheads so we were definitely warm enough on a chilly, late fall night.

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vipMicarl
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From arrival to departure, we felt like we were the inly ones in the room, even though every single table was occupied. This neighborhood gem is tops in our list. Absolutely flawless with a humble attitude both service and food.

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vipErma
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Definitely average.
And expensive for average food.

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vipStacyIM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quaint, truly french bistro with amazing food and service.

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vipsb18
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first visit for us. Definitely will return. Food was tasty, service was friendly and professional.

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mikev
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Sirene is both vital and rare for its neighborhood: The food is always terrific, the ambiance is always appealing, and the service always stellar. The Upper West Side has a number of very good, underappreciated places (won't list them--don't want them to become trendy), but none are on the level of La Sirene. We had the mussels appetizer (tasty), I had the lamb, she had the salmon; both were outstanding. The molten chocolate cake is beyond wonderful. For a special evening on the Upper West Side, this is the place.

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Dana
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good food, particularly the appetizers and dessert. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere. They should refrain from spraying cleaning fluid so freely when cleaning tables. Very strong odor, which only lasted a few seconds. But felt at some distance.

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vipLewismusic
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable. Food and service like an excellent Paris bistro

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vipcarolyn
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I thought the food was meager and very expensive, not nearly as good as it used to be

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vipAndyG
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place just gets it right. Above all else...the food is consistenlty excellent. Ambience intimate and relaxing.
Service flawless.
Prices are fair.
Great spot.

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vipMacNYC
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious baked pear with melted brie and then delicious sliced duck breast

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amelia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Prices increased since last visit. Hangar steak tough. No Prosecco on menu: wine prices high. Limited cocktails.

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RogerNYC
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very nice local French place. The menu doesn't change often (if at all), but their signatures are always delicious and a little left-of-center. Service is efficient and polite if not always personable, but that's fine with me. Had a lovely meal here, all told.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Cold air coming from opening front door unpleasant

Not happy with extra charge for using credit card.

Otherwise quite enjoyable. And good excellent.

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SallieS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently delicious and the service always friendly and efficient. I highly recommend this place for a lovely evening out! Also, the outdoor dining space is very nice.

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benny
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Professional service, very good French cooking, nice place. Will go back. Extra charge for credit card is a down side....

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vipKittyJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 10 am and we're the only ones indoors. It was quiet and delicious. The outdoor area is really lovely and while we were there, those tables filled up. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience all around. Expertly cooked food, attentive but not overbearing staff, and very fairly priced for the quality. We'll be back again and again.

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Jeanette
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food
Very good service

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vipMjg1789
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

V ery disappointing experience. I had ordered the rabbit and while the first bite was delicious the following were horrible. the meat was stuffed with large bits of uncooked garlic. The garlic overwhelmed the taste of the meat although i tried to get rid of it. I was planning to order a dessert but given my experience with the meat i decided against it.
Service was as good as feasible with only one strechted thin server doing the best he could.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. Service was lovely. Wrong dessert was delivered but we ate it and was delicious. Pointed the error out to the waiter when dishes were being collected. Waiter offered to bring the correct one but was declined. Instead waiter gave us a note for free dessert at next visit.

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AnnaM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

one of our favorites for breakfast/brunch in the neighborhood! the food is always exceptionally delicious, its simple, classy and stylish decor is inviting and cozy, there's always a warm welcome from Paul (one of the servers) and we always leave happy and content :)

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vipAngelinaA
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely outdoor enclave that made me feel like I was in Paris. The food was delicious - service excellent and it was a wonderful moment in time.

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SusanS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent as well as the service. Fabulous neighbor gem!

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Nymaine
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, ambience and brunch was delicious. Great local restaurant and always excellent customer service.

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JamesL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Acoustic level inside a bit loud. Needs some soundproofing. Not easy to converse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Duck was cooked medium well when ordered med rare

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vipMeredithM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really liked this restaurant! The escargot was very good!

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vipDependable
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

very pleasant environment. busy lunch being handled by only 1 service person who did good job considering.

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vipAMKo
New York Area
244 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a treat to go back to La Sirene. There are menu items that are not easily found in other local French restaurants (like a wonderful chicken livers salad, superb steak tartare, and the nearly extinct tournedos Rossini, well executed), and a charming interior. Service is good, and there is a superb Cotes du Rhône for under &60.

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vipPeterM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and wonderful service

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JulesK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Relaxed, quiet, excellent food and service. Very pleased.

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vipMV2017
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

You go there when you feel like eating something French - seriously good baguette, very hood pâté, good lamb, tender tongue (though needs flavor). Pasta shouldn’t be on the menu. They did a wonderful job with the outside space, it’s very cozy. Excellent service. Will be back to try more.

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SusanH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Ate outside so the ambience is the street but curtained off for quasi private dining. Food was v good but about half a dozen of my mussels were not open so inedible. Service was casual but attentive and wine suggestion was on the mark. My 4th time eating here, 2x dinner and 2x lunch. It’s a gem of a restaurant. Pay in cash to avoid the 4% credit card fee.

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King
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful French bistro-best on the UWS. Excellent wine list and we enjoyed perfectly prepared fish and Cornish game hens. Bring cash, 4% up charge for using a credit card.

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Libbyj
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from Texas. Delicious food. Goat cheese tart, pork tenderloin, French fries and a large plate of side vegetables were all excellent tasting.

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Gunga
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The cassoulet was very, very good. Poached pear appetizer delicious. Hanger steak good. Pork tenderloin very good. Foie Gras excellent. Desserts (profiteroles, Croquembouche au Caramel) were better sounding and looking than tasting - pastry could have been flakier, filling not as succulent as imagined. We ate in the Covid-era pavilion outside and it was nicely appointed with greenery and decent lighting so very pleasant on a mild September evening. The downside was that a bold panhandler approached each table and asked and pestered, berating customers who didn't come across. I noticed that the waitstaff disappeared inside when she showed up and made no effort to intercede as she worked each table in turn. Comes with the territory, I guess, and perhaps they preferred to let her do her thing and go rather than create a scene but I might consider eating inside next time. Service was largely attentive. Bit of a wait between first drink and food-ordering but once past that, things were fairly smooth. At one point, a server came with what looked like the first half of our meal (for 4) but then returned, looking in a state of shock, and abruptly snatched the dishes away with no explanation (we had already sampled a couple of frittes). The main waiter ambled over a little while later and offered little explanation...muttering something about a mistake. I guess the timing was off for the entrees or they left something off the order. At any rate, no harm, no foul, really...just disconcerting. The food was good. We had a nice time. Overall, a pleasant experience.

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vipAwesome
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, romantic setting, outstanding service!

FAQs

La Sirene UWS offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-5279.

La Sirene UWS is rated 4.5 stars by 764 OpenTable diners.

La Sirene UWS does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/T95TF7G9YP8KX/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.